This is an image taken from a sketchbook that belonged to a distant relative named Katharine Grimston. They were made in around 1840. This one of the dogs is an afterthought in the book, a moment where she forgot herself. The other drawings are quite detailed pen and wash drawings and they relate to an opera that I can’t identify without Dad’s help and some scenes from ‘Up Stairs & Down Stairs’.
This is the herione Lady Honoria.
I have also been reading about Mary Anning, who was also active in the 1840’s, but she gets out of the drawing room, and scrambles all over the coast around Lyme Regis, she dosn’t concern herself with all those floppy men. I think there will be more about her later. Over the summer I’ll get on with writing a new film and somehow I feel I’ll take a leap forwards into the 19th century. Maybe when I’m a whiskery octegenarian I’ll make a film about 21st century Hackney.